While just about everyone agrees that female participation in athletic endeavors is great news, the down side is that sports injuries are on the rise since women—like men—often get hurt when they exert themselves.
When a person who has differences related to gender or doesn’t fit ability norms is able to compete against the highest level athletes without these differences, accusations of unfairness immediately start to fly.
There are a lot of issues with the Olympic media when it comes to the appearances and presentation of women athletes, and many untapped and emerging opportunities, as well.
Civil rights advocates would do well to ask the Obama administration to step up and impose some actual accountability. By all accounts, too many universities are still violating the letter and spirit of Title IX.
During the Olympics, we see women’s bodies not for their looks, but for what they can do. Can they stick a landing, enter the water smoothly, sprint through the tape?